Jamie Leigh


We deliver cutting-edge legal expertise with practical business judgment. My job is to step up and execute in the most effective manner.

Jamie is a member of Cooley’s business department leadership team and co-chair of the firm’s M&A group. Her representative tech clients include Uber, Tableau, Zoom, Twilio, Fastly, Sunrun, Netflix, Dropbox, Automattic, Levi Strauss & Co., Procore, Ellie Mae, Looker, Chegg and MINDBODY. Jamie’s representative life sciences clients include Medivation, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Five Prime Therapeutics, Kite Pharma, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Principia Biopharma, Forty Seven, Abaxis and Dova Pharmaceuticals. Her representative investment banking clients include Qatalyst Partners and Morgan Stanley.

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  • IAA’s Amended Merger Agreement With Ritchie Bros., Cooperation Agreement With Ancora 

  • Ritchie Bros. to Acquire IAA in $7.3 Billion Cross-Border Stock and Cash Transaction 

  • Fernweh to Acquire Controlling Interest in AZZ Infrastructure Solutions Segment 

  • Zoom to Acquire Solvvy to Expand Contact Center Offerings 

  • Grindr Agrees to Merge With SPAC Tiga Acquisition Corp. 

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  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD, 2002

  • University of Virginia
    BA, 1998

Admissions & Credentials


New York


  • International Bar Association – Corporate and M&A Law Committee Officer

  • Berkeley Center for Law and Business – Executive Advisory Board

  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers: Corporate/M&A (2022)

    The Deal: Top Women in Dealmaking (2022)

    The Deal: Dealmaker of the Year Finalist – Technology, Media & Telecom (2022)

    The Deal: Dealmaker of the Year Finalist (2019, 2021)

    The Deal: Women in M&A – The Powerhouse 20 (2018)

    The Recorder: Trusted Adviser (2017)

    The Recorder: Women Leaders in Tech Law (2017, 2022)

    The Legal 500 US: M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A: middle-market (2016 – 2022)

    National Law Journal: M&A/Antitrust Trailblazer (2016)

The Deal Podcast

Jamie discusses her career path, advising tech and life sciences companies, her work for MIRROR on its agreement to sell to Lululemon and more

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